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SOLDIER OF FORTUNE - 23-year-old British actor of Nigerian heritage, John Boyega photographed by Kurt Iswarienko and styled by Taylor Brechtel - location: Simi Valley, California - featured designers: Greg Lauren, Billy Reid

  • “John who plays Finn in the just released Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been garnering a lot of attention ever since news of him being cast as the first black Stormtrooper in the Star Wars franchise broke out. About the naysayers, he told the magazine, “It made me feel fine. I’m grounded in who I am, and I am a confident black man. A confident, Nigerian, black, chocolate man. I’m proud of my heritage, and no man can take that away from me. I wasn’t raised to fear people with a difference of opinion. They are merely victims of a disease in their mind. To get into a serious dialogue with people who judge a person based on the melanin in their skin? They’re stupid, and I’m not going to lose sleep over people. The presale tickets have gone through the roof — their agenda has failed. Miserably.”
h/t fashionisto